Diverse Learners (18 Graduate Credits)

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First payment: December 10, 2018

Diverse Learners


Spring registration is not available at this time. Please provide your contact information above to receive notification when the program becomes available.

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Program begins: March 2019
Program ends: TBA


Prerequisite: None
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Under the “Academic Plan” portion of the application, please make sure you indicate your school choice as Touro University Nevada, otherwise your application will not show up in our queue. When indicating which degree program you are applying for, make sure to choose the program for which you have signed up for with CTE. When choosing the term you are applying for, please indicate Fall 2018. You will be a non-degree seeking student.
Registration closes TBA.
Online applications must be submitted and received by Touro University Nevada no later than TBA.
America has always represented the proverbial melting pot; ours is truly a society awash in a mosaic of cultures. The Diverse Learners curriculum at TU is geared toward addressing the unique challenges presented by the rich variance in backgrounds likely to be represented in teachers’ classrooms. Students will receive nuanced instruction regarding appropriate ways to approach and address aspects of race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and more.

CTEV 629B – Standards in Instructional Technology: Don’t Go Changing, to Try and Please Me
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)        Course Date: TBA

Standards have become part of the normal scene of the instructional landscape. Standardized tests,standards for highly qualified teachers, curriculum standards and more are part of everyday conversa-tion in schools. But technology standards are not as well known by today’s educators. National andstate technology standards for students, teachers and administrators will be explored. An understand-ing of the technology standards including acceptable use policies, copyright law, and current topicalissues regarding the use of instructional technologies by educators will be the goal of this class.
 

CTAV 605 A – Multicultural Education: Facilitating Learning for Diverse Learners
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)        Course Date: TBA

This course prepares educators to administer and facilitate classroom and school programs for multicultural student populations. Informing students about the diverse (race, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, religion or religious creed, disability, language background, and any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law) needs of all individuals within the school community, it also emphasizes self-reflection, intercultural dialogue, engaged action, and the teaching and leadership that will insure all students receive quality, flexible, and responsive instructional services that meet diverse individual needs.
 

CTAV 605 B – Critical Conversations About Race
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)        Course Date: TBA

This course provides tools to challenge personal beliefs about race and knowledge, skills, and strategies for interacting and working across different racial identities. By examining the impact of race on student achievement and well-being, educators learn how to better serve racially diverse students, families, and school communities. The course addresses methods for positively engaging in courageous race-based dialogue and emphasizes small group activities, collaboration, and personal reflection.
 

CTAV 605 C – Culturally Responsive Classrooms: Increasing Inclusiveness and Cultural Competence
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)        Course Date: TBA

This course will enhance educator cultural proficiency by providing educators with the knowledge and skill to build strong relationships with diverse students so that they feel affirmed, are motivated to engage in the learning environment and can access teaching and learning as their best selves. Culturally responsive teaching and classroom management strategies are explored.
 

CTAV 605 D – Teaching with Poverty and Inequality in Mind
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)        Course Date: TBA

This course introduces current research on poverty and how it impacts students’ academic performance, well-being, and access to an equal education. It also provides classroom and school-wide strategies to counter the negative effects of poverty on the teaching and learning process, as well as skills to enable P-12 students to thrive academically as well as socio-emotionally.
 

CTAV 605 E – Curriculum Equity and Student Success: Understanding Race and Culture
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)        Course Date: TBA

This course explores equity and achievement in educational settings. Educators examine and understand how race and culture impact access to an equal education for underserved students and develop strategies to positively impact equity in the educational environment, including exploring effective practices to close equity and opportunity gaps.
 

CTAV 605 F – Teaching Boys and Young Men of Color
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)        Course Date: TBA

Boys and young men of color face profound educational challenges. This course will address the cognitive, physical, social, emotional, and cultural needs of boys and young men of color, equipping educators with strategies to motivate and engage them in the teaching and learning process, keep them in school, and ensure their academic and socio-emotional well-being and success.